Admission Counselor, California

Bard College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Bard College, a liberal arts college on the Hudson River, is a private institution working in the public interest.

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An Admission Counselor is responsible for representing Bard College to multiple constituencies, including prospective students and their families, Bard Alumni/ae, and school/community contacts. Reporting to the Director of Admission this counselor engages in recruiting initiatives and follow-up to meet application and enrollment goals. A counselor manages planning and follow-up of recruitment activities including high/secondary school visits, college fairs, prospective family and counselor receptions, admitted student and family events and individual meetings and interviews for assigned geographic areas. Secondary responsibilities include new recruitment program development and implementation, and other duties as assigned.

The territories of the California-Based Counselor are focused primarily on travel areas within the state of California but also include travel to and within surrounding states. The California-Based Counselor must live in California in order to easily connect with students, families and college counselors from the state interested in Bard College. Remote counselors are often required to train on the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY for 6-12 months.

Description of Duties:
  • Admission travel, recruitment and counseling: Fall recruitment takes place from September through November (sometimes starting in August) and spring recruitment takes place from March through May with occasional travel for fairs, trainings and conferences during the summer months
  • Travel for up to 20 weeks out of the year covering school visits, college fairs, prospective and admitted student events (sometimes coordinated with Alumni/ae Affairs and Development and other Bard College Offices)
  • Represent Bard College through high/secondary school visits, college fairs, community college visits, counselor functions, alumni/ae receptions, community-based organizations
  • Plan, develop, and implement outreach and recruitment activities to meet undergraduate-enrollment goals considering enrollment history and other relevant data
  • Meet with and advise prospective students and their families about the college selection process and provide information about opportunities available to them at Bard
  • Conduct interviews for prospective students
  • Manage recruitment-related correspondence (emails, letters, phone calls) with students from designated recruitment territory. Initiate outreach and recruitment messages and respond to inquiries for information about Bard College programs, application status, and other information essential to the college selection and admission processes
  • Represent Bard College at networking events and conferences
  • Participate in office trainings
Other duties as assigned:
  • When available, participate in on-campus programs such as the Immediate Decision Plan and Admitted Students Day
  • Attend workshop days and case study events at the request of individual high/secondary schools
  • Coordinate events with Alumni/ae Affairs, Development and Bard College Berlin when appropriate
  • Assist the Director of Admission special projects and tasks as assigned
Experience, Skills & Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Worked in Higher Education for at least a year, preferably as an Admission Counselor
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ease in using and learning technology for communication, record keeping, and management of data
  • Self-motivated with ability to function independently
  • Good writing, communication, and time management skills
  • Highly organized
  • Travel experience
  • Ability to organize trips, buy tickets, make hotel reservations, and coordinate travel plans
  • Ability to work some irregular hours and travel on occasional nights and weekends
  • Experience in working in Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite Programs
  • Knowledge of Technolutions Slate is ideal
  • Ability to lift packages and boxes of brochures for travel
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
To Apply
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